Formation for Catechetical Leaders
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Formation for Catechetical Leaders

Opportunities in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for training.

Opportunities for Formation, Academic Education, and Special Training

Listed below are local and regional programs, including degree programs, certificates, institutes and spiritual formation.

Specialized Training and Formation


Essentials for Catechetical Ministry
For new directors / coordinators in the Archdiocese

Competency-based Lay Ministry Training
St. Clare Center, Cardinal Stritch University

Notre Dame Vision for Campus and Youth Ministers
Summer conference, Univ of Notre Dame

Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation
Certificates in Catechesis, Youth Ministry, Special Needs - Univ of Dayton

Graduate-level Programs

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Master of Arts in Christian Doctrine

Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, WI
Master of Arts with Cor Unum or Lumen Cordis pathways

St. Norbert College, DePere, WI
Master of Theological Studies

Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago, IL
Graduate degrees, Grad Cert in Religious Ed, online program

Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
Graduate Programs

Aquinas Institute, MO - Distance Program
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Felician College, NJ - Online Institute
MA in Religious Education, graduate certificate

Holy Apostles, CT - Online Program
MAPS with Catechetical Ministry Concentration

Franciscan University of Steubenville - Online Program
Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization

Catholic University of America, DC - Online Program
Master of Catechesis

Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM)
Programs around the country / click 'membership' for list of institutions

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
Lay Ministry Programs around the country

US Map of Graduate Programs in Ministry


Undergraduate Programs in Theology

Contact these Catholic institutions of higher education in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Alverno College

Cardinal Stritch University

Marian University

Marquette University

Mount Mary College

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
Lay Ministry academic programs around the country


Disclaimer:  This list includes formation and educational programs intended for catechetical leaders, youth ministers and other lay ecclesial ministers.  These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement, approval, or promotion by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Formation for Ministry

Preparation for service as a parish catechetical leader should include advanced studies in theology, Scripture, Liturgy, catechesis and catechetical methodology, educational psychology and theory, and administration, as well as practical catechetical experience with adults, youth, and children.
  - Nat'l Directory for Catechesis, 225.

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